The Extreme Animals Sit Down

The Extreme Animals Sit Down

music is a question with no answer

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Doors at 8:30 pm
Program begins at 9:00 pm
FREE and open to the public

A disjunctive array of live shredding, extreme feedback, YouTube bombardment, ecstatic dance moves and Sunday morning cartoons by Extreme Animals.

Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman (Extreme Animals, Paper Rad, You Can't Do That on Television) present a mash-up of live music, video, staged theatrics and global meltdowns. They choreograph a disjunctive array of live shredding, extreme feedback, youtube bombardment, ecstatic dance moves and Sunday morning cartoons. Their newest performance delves into the world of tween culture and the current obsession with the infinite hall of mirrors known as "forever young". Performers sell their soul Paganini-style to become vampires cursed to bleed all over their instruments for all time.

Jacob Ciocci is an artist and current eyebeam fellow notably regarded as one third of the American art collective Paper Rad; prolific producer of music, installations, websites and animations. David Wightman is completing a PHD in music composition at UCSD where he is a lecturer of pop music studies. Some of his many music projects include Fortress of Amplitude, Powdered Wigs and Chariots of Fire. Together Jacob and David form like Voltron in the high-NRG electronic music band Extreme Animals and have toured the country every summer for the past eight years presenting their music, videos and art.

September 5: The Silent Movie Theater. Los Angeles, CA
September 7: Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA
September 8: Joe Crowley Theater. Reno, NV
September 9: DIVA. Eugene, OR
September 10: TBA Festival. Portland, OR
September 11: Northwest Film Forum. Seattle, WA
September 12: VIVO. Vancouver, BC
September 17: MOCAD. Detroit, MI
September 18: Skylab. Columbus, OH
September 19: Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH
September 21: SPARK. Syracuse, NY
September 24: Brown University. Providence, RI
September 25: Eyebeam. New York, NY